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WebMD Health News: Lost in Translation: Language Barriers Hinder Vaccine Access

April 23, 2021
Ensuring language access to COVID-19 vaccinations and other critical pandemic information is essential to any public health campaign. CLC Senior Supervising Attorney Kathy Zeisel and Healthy Together Investigator Laura Camarata spoke with Brenda Goodman of WebMD Health News to share how our non-English-speaking clients experienced difficulties overcoming language access barriers on the District's pre-registration online portal, and accessing COVID-19 resources generally.

Bearing Witness

April 21, 2021
To our Children's Law Center community: As my colleagues and I reflect on yesterday’s verdicts, we’re experiencing a range of emotions. Just as the guilty verdicts were read, a Black child – this time a 16-year-old girl in foster care in Ohio – was also killed by police. Instead of sharing a more formal statement, I thought it might be better to forward the email I sent to colleagues this morning. I hope you and your families are also taking time to reflect and understand each of our roles in this continual fight for justice.

DCist: D.C. Wasted Hundreds Of Permanent Housing Voucher Subsidies Last Year

April 12, 2021
Having access to stable, healthy housing is always important -- but never more than during a public health emergency. That's why we believe it is disappointing and frustrating that the District's housing agencies did not use hundreds of its permanent housing vouchers last year to place children and families in the homes they need.

The Washington Post: D.C. says long-awaited translation of vaccine website is coming this weekend

April 9, 2021
Children's Law Center Senior Supervising Attorney Kathy Zeisel and Investigator Laura Camarata spoke with Julie Zauzmer of The Washington Post to stress the need for DC Health to make its vaccination program language accessible in multiple languages to ensure an effective public health campaign and equity.

Washington City Paper: Calls to D.C. Child and Family Services Agency Have Dropped, but That Doesn’t Mean Child Abuse Has Stopped

April 8, 2021
At CLC, we believe that DC families involved in the child welfare system should have access to all the critical resources they need, including more COVID-related assistance, and that the District must strengthen and further invest in its child welfare system -- particularly during this difficult time.
Photo of the Champions for Children award

Congratulating 2020’s Champions for Children Winners

March 29, 2021
During this unprecedented time, our partner firms and corporations have gone above and beyond supporting Children’s Law Center and raising critical funds for our organization through the annual Champions for Children campaign. Now, the results of our 2020 Champions for Children competition are in – and we’re excited to congratulate four exceptionally committed firms.

RELEASE: Legal community launches D.C. Represents to expand pro bono legal representation of local residents impacted by the pandemic

March 25, 2021
Washington D.C., 25 March 2021 – A coalition led by the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s COVID-19 Task Force has launched D.C. Represents to call on the local legal community to expand its pro bono commitment to address COVID-19-related legal needs in the District.

Community Conversations: Educational Advocacy and Challenges During a Pandemic

March 25, 2021
After a year of virtual learning, we discuss what Children's Law Center's education work has looked like during the pandemic and how we are fighting to give students the resources and supports they need to regain lost time. This Community Conversation features Danielle Robinette (Policy Attorney, Children's Law Center) and Jani Tillery (Supervising Attorney, Children's Law Center).   

WAMU: Through the Cracks Podcast

March 18, 2021
The Through The Cracks podcast aims to investigate gaps in our society and the people who fall through them. In this first season, host Jonquilyn Hill asks if Relisha Rudd’s disappearance was, as DC later claimed, unpreventable. In the final episodes of the series, Hill explores the questions: What’s changed since Relisha disappeared in 2014? And has the city done enough to prevent more Relishas?